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Jar, nut and bolt holders.

Does anyone remember either their dad or their grandpa’s workshop. It may have been in the basement or in the garage, but it was cool to be in as a kid. We dreamed for the day, when we would have our own shop with all of that neat stuff in it.

Parts of things here and there, but no matter what there system was, they always knew just where to find a screw, or a nut and bolt if anyone needed one. So how did they do it?

You remember, they used to take used jars with lids (usually peanut butter size) and screw the lids under the shelves above or next to their work bench. The jars were full of good assorted stuff. They would screw the jars onto the lids and they would hang there in rows like soldiers waiting for a battle.

Does anyone still do this? If so, then try the newer version I once saw my dad do. Mount four jar lids to each of the wooden discs. Now mount the discs under the shelf’s, with a screw and a big washer through a hole on the middle of the discs. You now can attach the filled jars to the lids and you have just made lazy Suzann’s that hold four jars each, so they can be spun around, to make it easier to reach and see whats in the jars in the rear.

Man them old guys were always thinking, weren’t they! Hey you wouldn’t happen to have a  1/4 -20 x 2 in. hex head I could get from ya, would you?


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